Something I really really love about the acting in Skam is that they're never like ... capital a Acting? I'm used to TV shows and movies (mostly but certainly not only American ones) having these moments where you're like, oh, this person is Acting now, and you can almost imagine the actor thinking "this is the moment where I show off my skills and impress people". And there's just none of that in Skam. Even the dramatic scenes just feel completely natural.
I knowwwwww. You’re right that even though we did see a lot of highly dramatic events (when you stop and consider it) they didn’t feel like they were trying too hard with them. We were so grounded in the characters and what they felt. It’s making it really hard to go back to some other watching because Skam is so natural? Even other shows that I really enjoy, there’s just much more a subconscious feeling that you’re watching A Character Doing A Plot. But in Skam, I can have that fall away and that’s amazing?
I’m really impressed by how their conversations feel like real conversations: with stumbles and pauses and people just talking shit sometimes. I don’t know if they’re actually improving some of these lines or if they’re just that good at delivering the script in a way that feels natural? But I really miss how unforced the speech feels, switching back to watching other things.
We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and
we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion,
burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from
progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in war. ―
Erich Maria Remarque,
All Quiet on the Western Front
I used to love Western Magical Girl shows! However, Winx Club is plastic and W.I.T.C.H. has ended. For a while I thought they had stopped trying. Now there is Steven Universe, Star VS. The Forces of Evil, and Miraculous Ladybug. I am so thankful for these shows that bring my childhood back!
Lying on my couch, rejoicing that Korrasami will be canon tomorrrow for 2 years, listening to the fabulous soundtrack of the ending scene and tearing up big time. I am stil overwhelmed by the fact that two bisexual women became a canon couple in a western show. Thanks Bryke, and way to go!